Band director among those killed in a Texas school bus accident

Big Spring, Texas (AP) —According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, three men killed in a violent West Texas crash involving a school bus carrying members of a high school band include a band director. Was there.

Andrews High School band director Darin Johns, 53, died Friday after being injured in a collision with a bus. Pickup truck moving in the wrong direction At Big Spring Interstate 20, Sgt. Justin Baker of DPS.

He said the crash occurred in an area about 250 miles (400 kilometers) west of Fort Worth.

Bus driver Mark Elbert Boswell (69) and pickup driver Nathan Paul Heile (59) also died after the collision. Boswell was from Andrews and Haile was from Midland.

Two of the 25 students on the bus were taken to Lubbock Hospital in crisis, and 11 students were treated for minor injuries at Big Spring Hospital, Baker said.

Baker said there was no up-to-date information on Saturday’s student injuries and calls to schools near the New Mexico border were not immediately returned.

According to Baker, Pickup went west in the eastern lane of the Interstate and burned after colliding with an eastern bus and a second Andrews bus.

No injuries have been reported on the second bus.

According to Baker, three buses were carrying students from Andrews High School to a high school soccer playoff game between Andrews and Springtown in Sweetwater. The game has been postponed.